Nokia Announces OZO Virtual Reality 360-degree Camera

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Nokia OZO VR camera

Despite Microsoft acquiring part of Nokia mobile division hasn't stopped the firm from making impact in technology world. Today, Nokia has joined virtual reality market with the launch of its new OZO VR camera that promises 360-degree video and audio recording in real time.

The device uses stereoscopic process to capture 3D video via eight synchronized shutter sensors, with each sensor integrated with a microphone. A special built-in software enables 3D video content captured to be view in real time, the content can also be pushed to commercial VR Headsets currently available in town such as Oculus Rift, Sony Project Morpheus, HTC Vive e.t.c.

During the announcement, the President of Nokia Technologies, Ramzi Haidamus said "We’re thrilled to introduce OZO to the content creation world, and to define a completely new category of virtual reality capture and playback solutions. OZO aims to advance the next wave of innovation in VR by putting powerful tools in the hands of professionals who will create amazing experiences for people around the world. We expect that virtual reality experiences will soon radically enhance the way people communicate and connect to stories, entertainment, world events and each other. With OZO, we plan to be at the heart of this new world."

The OZO virtual reality camera is primarily targeted at professional content creators and digital media firms. Nokia hasn't detailed its specifications yet but production is expected to start in Finland and shipment to begin in Q4 2015.
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